Have you ever been really hungry? What did you do?


The fifth book of the Bible is called Deuteronomy. Deuteronomy is a sermon given by Moses to the Israelites just before entered into the Promised Land. Have you ever heard a sermon? A sermon helps remind people to trust God. And that’s what Moses’ sermon in Deuteronomy did. Here’s part of it:

Deuteronomy 8:3.And [God] humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.

Sometimes God lets us go through really hard things doesn’t he? Maybe we get sick or hurt. Or maybe we have a bad day. Have you ever gone through something that was really hard? But why would God let these hard things happen to us? Moses said that God let the Hebrews be hungry in the desert so that they would learn to trust God. And God lets us go through hard things so that we learn to trust him too. And just like God took care of the Hebrews in the desert by sending bread from heaven, God takes care of us by sending us the greatest “bread” of all – Jesus.

One day Jesus was preaching a sermon, just like Moses. The people listening were very hungry but they had no food. Do you know what Jesus did? He took a little bit of bread and turned it into a whole lot of bread. Enough to feed thousands of people! And then Jesus said this to the people:

John 6:35. “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger”

We know that we can trust God even when things are hard because God sent us Jesus. He has fed us with the love of Christ! All we have to do is trust him.

Because of Jesus we know that God has given us what we need most – his love!

With Jesus we can go through hard things and still trust that God is good.


Eat something together. When we eat food something outside of us enters inside of us (bite – chew – swallow). Love, forgiveness, and kindness are the same. They come from outside of us from God, and enter into us when we believe in Jesus.


Jesus, you are the bread of life that fills my heart with love. I want to learn to trust you more and more even in hard times. Amen.

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